Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!

You are sooooooo going to think I fell off my rocker!  I did something crazy, so crazy that I can’t believe I did.  I made chocolate chip cookies!  That’s not the crazy part, since I make them weekly, but I added something to them, that changed my whole chocolate chip cookie world.  It’s so crazy, just plain crazy I tell ya!!  Look what happened to them.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

They turned green.  Nope that’s not food coloring, it’s not mint either!  I added, ready for this?  Avocado!  Yup!!  Avocado!   See, I must have fallen off my rocker!  lol  I got this idea from my newest issue of Health Magazine.  I was reading about what nutritionist like  to eat and won’t eat anymore.  Well one nutritionist said she no longer eats butter.  She uses avocado instead.  She uses it on her toast, in her baking and on anything else that asks for butter or an unhealthy oil.  When I read that I thought, hmmmm, but will it work in chocolate chip cookies?  Well by golly it did!!

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

I tasted the batter and I thought not too bad!!  I LOVE chocolate chip cookie dough batter, way more than a normal person should!!  But this batter was a little different, it was creamy and I couldn’t get my fingers out of the bowl!  I baked up my cookies, and they taste pretty dam good!  Since I am kind of bias of these things, the true test is my Husband, who is a chocolate chip cookie fanatic!  One thing about my darling Husband is he hates avocados!  He won’t touch guacamole or anything with this precious green fruit in it.  So I gave him two cookies and told him they were my St. Patrick Day Cookies.  I was hesitant to ask him what he thought.  I thought for sure that I would hear that they are weird!  But I dared and asked, he said they were really good, thanks!  I smiled and walked away!  I didn’t want to tell him what was in it, because then his first impression would change!  he he I am so happy and giggling at the same time!  To funny!!

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies do taste like chocolate chip cookies and I’ll be honest, if you know avocado is in them, you will get a slight avocado after taste.  If you like avocado, you won’t mind.  If you have no idea it’s avocado, you won’t taste it.  Trust me on that one!  The texture of these cookies are almost dough like.  The center is soft and almost slightly creamy.  I found these cookies to be addicting!  I ate four five of them.  I am happy to know that I had a cookie with a healthy fat, rather than butter.  I  had fun making these.  It’s rather cool when you come up with odd, yet tasty creations.  So what do you think?  Would you dare make an avocado chocolate chip cookie?  Remember, my Husband the picky one, had and still has no clue it’s avocado and he liked them.  They will be heading to his work tomorrow.  Wonder how they will go over?  He just has to say they are St. Patrick Day Cookies!!!

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Avocado (aka: St. Patrick Day Cookies)
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 40 Cookies
  • Serving size: 1 Cookie
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Light, fluffy and soft gluten-free chocolate chip cookies made with fresh avocado.
  • 2¼ cup gluten free flour (I used Trader Joe's) or regular flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup avocado, mashed
  • ¾ cup NuNaturals Presweet Tagatose or sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup egg substitute or 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat
  3. In a large bowl add flour, baking soda and salt; set a side
  4. In large bowl, cream avocado, sugar and brown sugar until light. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture; mix until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips
  6. Drop by well rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for about 3 minutes, then let them cool completely on a cooling rack.
Calories per cookie with NuNaturals: 90.5, Fat: 3.3, Sodium: 67, Potassium: 37, Carbs: 16, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 6, Protein: 1.2

Calories per cookie with Sugar: 99.6, Fat: 3.3, Sodium: 67, Potassium: 37, Carbs: 16.6, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 9.8, Protein: 1.2

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

One thing I forgot to tell you is that I made these cookies with gluten-free flour.  I found that Trader Joe’s now sells gluten-free flour, so I thought I would give it a try.  I’m not gluten-free, but I always like to experiment with different products.  You just never know what you will find and love!  Here is the package from Trader Joe’s.  By the way only 100 calories per 1/4 cup, which isn’t bad, a little less than traditional flour.  By the way if you make these cookies, you can use regular flour or whole wheat!

Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Flour

Well my friends, I am dying to know what you think!  Am I just plain crazy?  It’s so much fun to experiment in the kitchen.  Do you experiment when you cook?

By the way, these cookies taste amazing frozen!  Since there is so much fat from the avocado they don’t freeze completely hard and taste practically identical to chocolate chip cookies!  I am quite amazed and what’s even more amazing is my Husband is excited to take them to work.  I’m still giggling!  But shhhhh, keep this a secret!

Have a great week and I hope your off today!  We got off by mistake!  The office building we are in is closed, so we lucked out and got the day off!  Woohoo!!



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Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies



  1. I won’t think you’re the slightest bit crazy if you don’t think I fell off my rocker. 🙂 I’ve actually been doing a ton of baking with avocados lately, I’ve made all sorts of cakes, cupcakes, used it as mayo, etc. I think , in the baked products it has a bit of a banana taste. Your cookies sound quite yummy!

  2. I don’t think you’re crazy, I love adding avocado to anything. You can’t beat healthy fats!

  3. I’ve put avocado in quite a few baked goods before but never cookies! A definite need to try. ANd they really are St. Patrick’s perfect.

  4. LOVE these and their creepy colour! I just bought an avocado last week to try this and then my husband threw it in our smoothie 🙂 I’ll have to buy a few next time!

  5. I’ve seen this idea before and was hesitant to try it. Glad you were the guinea pig before me! 🙂 Now that I know how well they turned out, I want to give them a try. I might make double chocolate chip cookies and add a little cocoa powder…that way you can fool people and hide the green tint from the avocados!

  6. These are rocking!!! Can I come over to your house and bake with you for an entire weekend?! These are on my must-make list…this week!

  7. So cool! Genius! Since I put beets in my cupcakes last week I’ve been obsessed with adding healthy things to unhealthy things. I cannot wait to try this!

  8. That’s such a crazy idea! I’ve heard of avocado being used on toast and such in replacement of butter but never used in baking!! I HAVE to try this.

  9. Wow! What a great idea to use avocados. I love avocados. Thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely make this for my family and see how they like it (I won’t tell them the secret ingredient!).
    Have you ever tried making frosting with avocados? I hear that it’s pretty good. I haven’t tried it yet.

  10. Oh…I love your greenish chocolate chip cookies. I especially love that you use avocado to replace the butter. Now, I can indulge more without feeling so guilty, as I make cookies quite often at my house too. 😛 Gotta give these a try!

  11. Ok, I made these tonight so I have to report back. They do not taste like avocados. They are wonderfully green. They are super delicious.
    The only thing I have to add is the texture is very different from a regular cookie. The result is spongy, almost elastic. They are not at all crumbly or melt in your mouth. Although this could be because I don’t own a mixer and mix everything by hand. So, while the texture was unexpected, the cookie is still amazing.

    • Glad you made them Lidi! It’s nice to get some honest feed back. Your right about the texture. I tried to explain it, but I”m kind of bad with descriptions. To me they are kind of doughy, almost raw, but I didn’t find it spongy. Your also right, they don’t crumble, maybe they are more of a cake like, dough cookie? Sounds odd and probably not the greatest description. Try freezing a few! I actually like them that way the best!

  12. I don’t think I could get these by my hubby…LOL….but I bet they ARE yummy! I gave up cookie dough for Lent so will have to wait till after Easter to compare doughs 😉

  13. Woah those are very interesting! Your recipes just get more and more creative. Awesome!

  14. Wow what a neat idea!! I bet they taste so good. Avocados make everything so moist and delicious!!

  15. I have been wanting to try baking with avocado. I love it so much, but baking with it freaks me out a little, but these look great!

  16. nah you are not crazy, your cookies look terrific and the ingredients should fit well together in my opinion. Plus they are so eye catching with the color. Just perfect! =)

  17. What a great idea! They look yummy and super festive!

  18. I have to admit, at first glance it was not appealing, but this is such an interesting idea! I may wanna try this and add in dried pineapple and mango in stead of chocolate, Woah! It would be like the pineapple mango guac I made in cookie form!

  19. I love it! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend….come back again on Monday to tell me your next adventure.

  20. Michelle Hood says:

    Hi Jen,
    I thought these were very good. Way better than just plain ol chocolate chip. I loved that they still tasted like the batter after they were cooked. They were very Yummy 🙂

  21. oh my! just taking these out of the oven & they are absolutly delicious! i can’t wait to give them to family & friends! great recipe!!!

  22. I’m making those! Just realized tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and I didn’t have a special treat to eat with my kids and swim club. These cookies are actually pretty healthy and I won’t have to color them with spinach juice or something. Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Oh, those are getting made tomorrow! I needed a healthy St. Patrick’s Day treat to eat with my kids and swim club. Can’t wait to try and thrilled I won’t have to color with spinach juice or something!

  24. Cannot wait to give these a try! Thank you!

  25. Loved these!! I made them yesterday for St. Patrick’s day but hid the recipe from my 9, 6, and 4-year-old. If they think there’s any hint of veggies near a food, they run:) Told them they were just green for St. Paddy’s (not what was in them) and they’re begging me for more today! Also, gave some to a friend last night and got a text this morning, “Holy guacamole, I love avocado cookies!” 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  26. I made these for my son’s superhero birthday party. We called them “Hulk Smash” cookies. He loved them! If you want the bright green color your avocados need to be really green. My second batch of cookies were more yellow.

  27. Do you eat them frozen or defrost them? Sorry if this is a stupid question! Was thinking they would be good for teething fussy toddler? X

    • Well I tend to eat them frozen. I love frozen cookies, kind of weird, but it’s true. If you freeze them, you can leave them at room temperature to defrost, it takes about 10 minutes or so. Just be careful serving avocado to a toodler. I heard a lot of children can have an allergy to avocado.


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